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Why CEOs Should Model Vulnerability

05/11/2020 - Harvard Business Review

Even before the current crisis, CEOs faced a world that was increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous — an environment popularly referred to by the acronym VUCA. Preparing future CEOs to lead in this environment is a challenge for the incumbent CEO, who must create a psychologically safe space for potential successors to reach their full leadership potential in an unforgiving environment. The incumbent’s legacy depends on it.

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Marshall alumni: Where are we now?

04/21/2020 - The Parthenon

Pepsi or The Herald-Dispatch? This was the question Marshall University alumnus Brad D. Smith faced upon graduation in 1986. While Smith studied business administration focusing in marketing, he had always dreamed of being a journalist or a marine biologist.

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Brad D. Smith Business Incubator tenants receive award

04/20/2020 - Marshall University News

Two clients of the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator are winners of the Small Businessperson(s) of the year, as named by the U.S. Small Business Administration for 2020.

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HQ20 Questions: Brad D. Smith

03/03/2020 - Hungtington Quarterly

If you haven’t heard of Brad Smith by now, then you haven’t been following the news. The Kenova native and Marshall University grad rose to prominence a little over 10 years ago when, at the age of just 43, he was named CEO of software giant Intuit.

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Marshall’s Business Incubator Welcomes First Tenants

03/01/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch

Helping small businesses take the next step is what the recently opened Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator is doing. The business incubator, housed in the Visual Arts Center in the 900 block of 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington, assists entrepreneurs and business professionals get their ideas and business models off the ground.

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Brad Smith Honored as 2020 AACSB Influential Leader

02/11/2020 - Huntington News

Marshall University alumnus Brad Smith is one of 25 business school graduates honored by AACSB International - the world’s largest business education alliance—as a member of the 2020 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

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Three of World’s Top CEOs Offer Insight to Success

02/02/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch

Brad D. Smith, former president and CEO of Intuit who is now executive chairman of the company’s board of directors, joined guest panelists Shantanu Narayen, chairman and CEO of Adobe, and Daniel Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, onstage for the Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series for the inaugural “CEO Panel.”

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Businessmen set to lead Brad D. Smith Business Incubator

01/29/2020 - Point Pleasant Register

The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator in downtown Huntington is open and ready for business under the direction of two new co-directors who will help entrepreneurs and new businesses develop ideas and business models.

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MU College of Business to Host CEO Panel With Leaders From Nike, Adobe and PayPal

01/22/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and its Brad D. Smith Schools of Business will host the inaugural CEO panel of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in Huntington’s historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on 4th Avenue.

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Intuit’s Approach to Change

08/01/2019 - Upwork

In 2016, the first line of a Fortune article asked, “Why isn’t Intuit dead?” The short answer is because Intuit serially disrupts itself. It’s a practice that only a handful of tech companies, including Amazon and Netflix, inflict upon themselves regularly—and have the skill to do well.

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College of Business Welcomes New Business Incubator Space

04/19/2019 - The Parthenon

As the Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business celebrate 50 years of the college this week, Marshall University welcomes the addition of a new business incubator space.

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Marshall University Receives $25 Million Gift for College of Business

11/08/2018 - WV News

Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert today announced alumnus and Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys Smith, have made a $25 million gift to the university’s Lewis College of Business.

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Bold Leader Spotlight: Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad Smith

11/01/2018 - Bold Business

In beginning his journey as the company’s CEO, writing the next chapters of Intuit meant two things—first, reimagine the company’s innovation process, innovate fast, and match the needs of the changing times and trends; second, encouraging design-driven thinking and change technology by bringing in new talents.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Silicon Valley

09/27/2018 - Huntington Quarterly

Kenova native Brad Smith may be the president and CEO of software giant Intuit, but he has never forgotten his small town roots in West Virginia.

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Nordstrom, Inc., Announces Brad Smith as Chairman of Board of Directors

08/29/2018 - Market Watch

"Brad's leadership and extensive experience in the technology industry has proven to be invaluable to Nordstrom," said Phil Satre, current Chairman of the Board for Nordstrom. "As Chairman, we'll continue to leverage his expertise to support the company as it makes progress against its goal to be the leading fashion retailer in today's digital world."

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SurveyMonkey Adds Serena Williams and Brad Smith to Board of Directors

05/01/2017 - Spectrum Equity

“Brad’s leadership is highly and widely regarded in the tech industry. Intuit’s value has quadrupled during his tenure,” said Lurie. “Not only did he lead a massive transformation of the company, he built a culture of innovation, experimentation, and design — his mentorship will surely benefit SurveyMonkey.”

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Brad Smith, Intuit Help Marshall Students Flourish

04/27/2017 - WV Public Broadcasting

The president and CEO of software company Intuit was at Marshall University Wednesday to hear students' proposals for projects that could help some of the challenges West Virginia faces.

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I'm Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit, and This Is How I Work

04/12/2017 - Lifehacker

Brad Smith knows karate. Not “business karate” or any overwrought metaphor about teamwork; he literally teaches karate. Or at least he used to before he became chairman and CEO of Intuit.

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